Cook Up Some Impossible Lands Cuisine!

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

The Impossible Lands tell a tale of life adapting in the face of destructive hubris. No magical power has been able to restore the blighted fields of the country of Nex, after the necromancer Geb transformed them into rock. What little progress exists is there due to the long, hard toil of ghoran hands and mortal farmers' sweat. Raising livestock on what meager grains that can be coaxed from the fields is—even in the Impossible Lands—quite impossible. The region's food consists of scraggly native crops, imports from Katepesh, expensive goods from other planes, and magically polluted fish from the rivers and oceans. Most of these, visitors note, have a very distinctive aftertaste.

Yet will any of this prevent one of the grandest cities in Golarion from having the finest cuisine possible? Never!

A good meal is its own magic, and the art of sauces and spices its own alchemy. Though the more esoteric flavors of Nexian cuisine are fictional, this heady marinade, provided by the National Honey Board, might capture the experience of Nex's thick and sophisticated cuisine. Those with access to beef can marinate the meat for a lovely addition to this dish, but we've instead mixed it with couscous for a luxurious vegetarian soiree.

Honey Spice Marinade

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄2 cup honey
1⁄2 cup olive oil

Combine vinegar and seasonings, stir well. Add honey and oil, stirring until blended.

Honey Spice Couscous

2 cups water
1⁄3 cup marinade
8 3⁄4 ounces garbanzo beans
10 -12 ounces couscous

Prepare the couscous as directed, stirring in the marinade alongside the water.


A set of small entrees sits on top of decorative podiums. The main dish, a whole fish with layers lemons, on the front left a pasta dish dotted with meat and a leafy garnish on top, the center a decorative plant dish, and on the far right, a dish wrapped in a leaf and dotted with vegetabless

Illustration by Fabio Gorla


If you’re interested in discovering more recipes and secrets of one of the most intriguing regions of Golarion, check out Pathfinder Lost Omens Impossible Lands!

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Yum! That recipe sounds delicious.


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Wow, Pathfinder really is becoming a lifestyle brand.


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Does this mean there are Zom-Bees in Geb?


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Unicore wrote:
Does this mean there are Zom-Bees in Geb?

BAD PUN! TWENTY MINUTES IN THE BOX!


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Who is making pun of this situation? Geb is an undead agricultural society that farms out the tasks of produce-ing vegetables onto the undead. Pollination has to be no small matter of concern for the Blood Lords of Geb!

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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"Both cilantro and coriander come from the Coriandrum sativum plant. In the US, cilantro is the name for the plant's leaves and stem, while coriander is the name for its dried seeds. Internationally, the leaves and stems are called coriander, while its dried seeds are called coriander seeds."


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Unicore wrote:
Who is making pun of this situation?

YOUR ONLY MAKING THIS WORSE FOR YOUR SELF!


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Berselius wrote:
Unicore wrote:
Who is making pun of this situation?
YOUR ONLY MAKING THIS WORSE FOR YOUR SELF!

Worse, or better?

Silver Crusade

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Elara wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Unicore wrote:
Who is making pun of this situation?
YOUR ONLY MAKING THIS WORSE FOR YOUR SELF!
Worse, or better?

Could have used batter :3


wait, are there actually recipes in this book?

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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grandobsidian wrote:
wait, are there actually recipes in this book?

There are recipes in several Lost Omens books, indeed.


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The zom-bee pun here makes me laugh because of a certain npc that is in the book.


Rysky wrote:
Elara wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Unicore wrote:
Who is making pun of this situation?
YOUR ONLY MAKING THIS WORSE FOR YOUR SELF!
Worse, or better?
Could have used batter :3

Rysky...no jury alive would convict me.


4 people marked this as a favorite.
Berselius wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Elara wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Unicore wrote:
Who is making pun of this situation?
YOUR ONLY MAKING THIS WORSE FOR YOUR SELF!
Worse, or better?
Could have used batter :3
Rysky...no jury alive would convict me.

Sadly, the jury is from Geb, and the undead really like puns


Pronate11 wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Elara wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Unicore wrote:
Who is making pun of this situation?
YOUR ONLY MAKING THIS WORSE FOR YOUR SELF!
Worse, or better?
Could have used batter :3
Rysky...no jury alive would convict me.
Sadly, the jury is from Geb, and the undead really like puns

CHELIAX! THE ROTS FOIL ME AGAINED!

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